November 2010

CAP Communication Responses

IEEP, 22 NOV 2010

The European Commission’s blueprint for a future CAP has sparked a variety of reactions from both lobbyists and stakeholders. Cap2020 has brought together a selection of responses to the Communication which can be viewed in this article.

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IEEP’s Initial reactions to the Commission’s Blueprint for the CAP post 2013

IEEP, 19 NOV 2010

The Communication published by the European Commission on 18 November (COM(2010) 672 final) represents a potentially bold move to reorient the CAP into a policy that meets the needs of EU society and the challenges – economic, social and environmental – of the next decade. However, the paper is stronger on ideas than specifics.

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The Indirect Land Use Change Impact of Biofuels – IEEP Launches Analysis of EU Nations Projected Use of Biofuels and their Consequences

IEEP, 10 NOV 2010

A new IEEP report analyses the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of the substantial additional biofuel usage that will be generated up to 2020 by the targets under the EU renewable energy Directive. IEEP’s report examines the likely impact of biofuels in terms of physical change in land usage patterns and consequent greenhouse gas emissions.

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Leaked CAP2020 Proposals: Reading the Runes

IEEP, 10 NOV 2010

The fortifications around the old CAP are being lowered and we are starting to witness the birth pangs of the new one. The leaked DG Agri Communication on the future of the CAP is not the most transparent paper and has been criticised from several different sides – not perhaps itself an unhealthy sign. However, beneath the sometimes conflicting signals there is a sense of clearer objectives than the present policy and some willingness to tackle the shibboleths that have constrained progress for so long.

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Agriculture Council Sees Simplification Proposals and an Informal Meeting of the EU-12

IEEP, 05 NOV 2010

Talks at the October Agriculture Council mostly centred on the simplification measures proposed by the Commission to bring the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in line with the Lisbon Treaty. In the margins it emerged that a meeting was planned between the EU-12 Agriculture Ministers, convened by Polish Minister Marek Sawicki in response to the Franco-German position paper.

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